Monday, November 12, 2018

Don't forget - Quality Counts Numbers are due 11/15/18



Quality Counts numbers must be verified on Thursday, November 15th.  This means that you must have completed the module and passed the test with an 80% in order for us to submit your entries!

Helpful Links:

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Travis County Extension Office Closed Monday, 11/12, & Tuesday, 11/13

Please be advised that the Travis County Extension Office will be closed Monday, 11/12/18, in observation of Veteran's Day.

The Extension Office will also be closed on Tuesday, 11/13/18, due to construction requirements around the office. 

We are scheduled to resume and be open for during normal business hours Wednesday through Friday. Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Community Service Opportunity: Wimberley Tree Planting this Saturday 11/10


We just received an email with information on the community service opportunity below - please RSVP using the Regsitration Link Below.  Exact locations and instructions will be sent to those who register.  Pleases let us know if you have any questions!

EVENT: Wimberly Tree Planting

Event Date: Saturday, November 10 from 10am - 1pm (We will also have another event on Feb 16th in case anyone is interested)

Location: The general area for the event is close to Hwy 2325 and Burnett Ranch Rd in Wimberley. Out of respect for the landowner's privacy, we only email the exact address along with directions to people who register online for the event.


Info about the event: We will be planting saplings along a stretch of the Blanco River. This event is part of a 4-year program to help reforest the banks of the Blanco River damaged during the Memorial Day Weekend Floods of 2015. The new seedlings will help to reduce erosion, clean the water, and slow future flooding. Join us for TreeFolks' final planting season on the Blanco River!   

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

2018 Texas Agriculture Memorial Service at the Capitol - Participation Opportunity - RSVP by 11/10/18



The Texas Ag Memorial Day at the Capitol is scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2018. 

This ceremony honors those with family members who have dedicated their lives to agriculture, as well as those who have been injured or died in their devotion to agriculture.  At 1:30 PM, the honorees are invited to gather on the North Steps of the Capitol for a special wreath presentation by the Texas Department of Agriculture along with the Texas State FFA officers, the Texas State 4 H officers, and local 4 H and FFA chapters who will be presenting a special wreath given by the Texas Nurserymen Association to the families.  They will proceed from the front gates of the Capitol up to the north steps to present it to the families.  Once this presentation is completed, the procession will move through the Capitol to the auditorium where our ceremony will be held in the State Capitol Auditorium at 2 pm. 

The group currently has a delegate of around 20 FFA members and the State 4-H Officers participating in the service and is looking for a group of around 20 4-H members to represent 4-H in the walk to the Capitol steps in their green club shirts.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Mellanie at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu by 10:00 PM this Saturday, November 10, 2018 to receive further details.

Intermediate & Senior Equine Photography Workshop - 11/10/18

Please see the workshop opportunity below and RSVP to ecbaker7@gmail.com or 512-964-1820 by Friday, November 9, 2018!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Are you Up to Date?

Please make sure you have passed your quality counts and are registered in 4-H Connect.
This needs to be completed before the upcoming shows.




Thursday, October 25, 2018

4-H Hunting Project Coach Training

Registration is now open!  A 4-H Hunting Project Coach training is being conducted simultaneously at/in College Station on December 8 – 9, 2018. Register is now up on 4-H Connect. 
 Please see the informational flyer below.



Monday, October 22, 2018

Montgomery 4-H Horse Judging Contest December 15th

Please see the information about the Horse Judging Contest below. Information will be posted on the Travis 4-H Website as well.





Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2019 Rodeo Austin Show Updates



Below are some of the updates for Rodeo Austin 2019


Major Show Entries are DUE to the County Extension Office by Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Entry Forms & Links are also posted on the Travis 4-H Livestock Information Page
Show Dates: March 16-30, 2019.

LIVESTOCK SHOW LINKS & ENTRY FORMS

UPDATES
  • To stall together, you must arrive together
  • Tie-outs are first come, first serve
  • NEW: Poultry Judging show on March 15th
  • NEW: Market Lambs: 2 Dorper Classes will be offered
  • NEW: 25 additional auction slots have been added for 2019


JUDGES
  • Junior Market Steers: Blake Nelson-Platte City, MO
  • Junior Market Goats: Cody Sloan - Cameron, MO
  • Junior Market Lambs: Jake Thorne - San Angelo, TX 
  • Junior Market Barrows: Ben Bobell - Lincoln, IL
  • Junior Breeding Heifers (American): Caleb Harang - Houston, TX
  • Junior Breeding Heifers (British/Continental): Amanda Schnoor - Modesto, CA

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

2019 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Updates


Below are some of the updates for the 
2019 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.  

Major Show Entries are DUE to the County Extension Office by Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Entry Forms & Links are also posted on the Travis 4-H Livestock Information Page
Show Dates: February 28 - March 17, 2019.



    LIVESTOCK SHOW LINKS


    ENTRY FORMS - must be notarized for livestock entries

    2019 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Updates


    Below are some of the updates for the 
    2019 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.  


    Major Show Entries are DUE to the County Extension Office by Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

    Entry Forms & Links are also posted on the Travis 4-H Livestock Information Page
    Show Dates: February 6-24, 2019.

    LIVESTOCK SHOW LINKS


    ENTRY FORMS


    JUDGES

    • Market Steers-  
      • Dr. Dan Shike, Sadorus, IL
      • Associate JudgeGraham Blagg, Spring Hill, KS
    • Market Barrows-  
      • Dr. Mark Hoge, Macomb, IL
      • Miles Toenyes, Highland, IL
    • Market Goats- Dr. Bryan Bernhard, Lubbock, TX
    • Market Lambs- Terry Burks, Bowling Green, KY
    • Market Turkey Hens- Micah Osburn, College Station, TX
    • Market Turkey Toms- Steve Gardner, Garrison, TX
    • Market Broilers- Brian Lowe, McKinney, TX
    • Breeding Beef Heifers-  
      • Dr. Chris Cassady, Ankeny, IA
      • Lydell Meier, Clinton, TN
      • Lee Pritchard, Bells, TX
    • Breeding Dairy Heifers-  Jeff Core, Salvisa, KY
    • Breeding Angora Goats-  Jess Yeaman, Uvalde, TX
    • Breeding Boer Goats- Joe Teel, Stillwater, OK
    • Wether Does- Slayton Strube, San Angelo, TX
    • Breeding Sheep-  Bart Cardwell, Tonkawa, OK
    • Wether Dams-  Randy Pirtle, Copan, OK
    • Breeding Gilts- 
      • Carey Mittelstaedt, Chickasha, OK
      • Associate Judge- Jeremy Cantrell, Perkins, OK

    MOST RECENT SCHEDULE










    2019 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Updates


    Below are some of the updates for the 
    2019 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo.  


    Major Show Entries are DUE to the County Extension Office by Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

    Entry Forms & Links are also posted on the Travis 4-H Livestock Information Page.
    Show Dates: February 1-17, 2019.

    LIVESTOCK SHOW LINKS



    ENTRY FORMS



    JUDGES:


    Most Recent Tentative Schedule (10/16/18):Please note:
    • Dates may change at the discretion of the show
    • Ag Mechanics Arrival has changed to February 3rd
    • Market Steer Arrival has changed to February 12th